the door; timely wind and rain
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0 Comments the door; timely wind and rain - 2008-03-26 21:39:22

I sometimes passed by an old temple on my way to work. This temple was built in 1822, and every time the words, 風調雨順 on the door caught my eye.

It is not easy for me to simply translate the phrase 風調雨順 into English. "timely wind and rain"? or "appropriate wind and rain"? There is so much wisdom in these words actually. In ancient time, farmers much concerned about the weather; nowadays, not only farmers but people in the whole world worry about the change of the global weather.

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